HKBURDL Leadership

The HKBURDL Board is composed of members with a leading portfolio in their respective fields. Under their leadership and guidance, we endeavour through trust and care to co-create Win-Win-Win situations for the society, businesses, and HKBU.

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OUR MISSION

To enable enterprises to drive business growth through our Innovative solutions and one-stop services.

OUR VISION

To inspire talents, nurture leaders, excite entrepreneurship stakeholders and expand our global business network to create a better future.

OUR VALUE

To add value to our partners through transferring research innovation and expert knowledge, so that we can co-create Win-Win-Win situations for the society, businesses, and HKBU.

Our Board of Directors
BoD - Prof Yike Guo
Prof. Guo Yike

Chairman

HKBU R&D Licensing Limited

 

Vice-President
(Research and Development)

Hong Kong Baptist University

Professor Yi-Ke Guo, a Fellow of the Royal Academic of Engineering (FRENG), was appointed as the Vice-President (Research and Development) of Hong Kong Baptist University on 1 January 2020.  Prof Guo is Professor of Computing Science in the Department of Computing at Imperial College London since 2020.    Before joining Hong Kong Baptist University,  Prof Guo was the founding Director of the Data Science Institute at Imperial College since 2014, which is one of the six Imperial College Global Challenge Institutes.  He is also a Member of Academia Europaea (MAE), Fellow of British Computer Society (FBCS).  


Professor Guo obtained  his  first-class honours degree in Computing Science from Tsinghua University, China, in 1985 and received his PhD in Computational Logic from Imperial College in 1993.   In 1999, Prof Guo founded InforSense Limited, an Imperial College spin-off software company specialized in big data analysis for life science and medicine.  


Prof Guo’s main research interests lie in the field of machine learning and large-scale data management and has contributed to numerous major research projects.  He is now the investigator of several major data science projects in UK and Europe including the €47M project of Idea-Fast in digital biomarker discovery for neurodegenerative diseases.     Professor Guo has published over 250 articles.  He had won the “Most Innovative Data Intensive Application Award” at the Supercomputing 2002 conference for Discovery Net, the Bio-IT World "Best Practices Award" for U-BIOPRED in 2014 and the "Best Open Source Software Award" from ACM SIGMM in 2017.

BoD - Dr Alfred Tan
Ir. Dr. Alfred Tan

Managing Director
HKBU R&D Licensing Limited

 

Head of Knowledge Transfer Office
Hong Kong Baptist University

Ir. Dr. Tan is an entrepreneur, an IP attorney, an engineer, a research scientist, an inventor and a university senior administrator all rolled in one.  He started his career in academia before embarking to successfully lead his own technology start-up. Ir. Dr. Tan has a number of patents to his name.  He then returned to academia to further his career as a well-published Professor in engineering and technology, both in Hong Kong and Australia.  Ir. Dr. Tan is a Senior Member of IEEE and a Member of Engineers Australia.  He is also a registered Australian Trade Marks attorney and an often-referenced patent consultant.  Ir. Dr. Tan is also a Certified Patent Valuation Analyst and consults for venture capital firms.

BoD - Prof Bian Zhaoxiang
Prof. Bian Zhaoxiang

Director

HKBU R&D Licensing Limited

 

Associate Vice President

(Chinese Medicine Development)

Hong Kong Baptist University

Prof. Bian Zhaoxiang is Associate Vice-President, Chair Professor of School of Chinese Medicine, Director of Clinical Division and Associate Director of Institute of Creativity of Hong Kong Baptist University. Prof. Bian's research focuses mainly on the relationship between psychological stress and digestive diseases, especially on colorectal cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and related new drug discovery, and clinical trial design, implementation and reporting with Chinese medicine.

BoD - Prof Kara Chan
Dr. Kara Chan, SFHEA

Director
HKBU R&D Licensing Limited

 

Associate Dean and Professor

Public Relations and Advertising

School of Communication

Hong Kong Baptist University

Dr. Kara Chan (PhD in psychology; City University of Hong Kong) worked in the advertising profession and as a statistician for the Hong Kong Government before she joined the academia. Her research areas include advertising and children/youth, as well as cross cultural consumer studies. She has published eight books as well as over 170 journal articles and book chapters. She was a Fulbright Scholar at Bradley University. Her journal articles won five Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence. She received Outstanding Performance in Scholarly Work at Hong Kong Baptist University in 2006 and 2014 and a Knowledge Transfer Award in 2016. She was the recipient of President’s Award of Outstanding Performance in Research Supervision in 2018. 

Mr. Edmund Li

Director

HKBU R&D Licensing Limited

 

Director of Finance Office

Hong Kong Baptist University

BoD - Dr Alfred Tang
Mr. Alfred Tang

Non-executive Director
HKBU R&D Licensing Limited 

Mr. TANG Kwai Chang Alfred FCCA, FCPA, aged 67, is a fellow member of both of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He was a Partner of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu (“Deloitte”) with extensive experience in auditing and audit risk management.  When he retired in 2013, he was the Vice Chairman of Deloitte China and a Board member of Deloitte Global. 

 

He now serves as independent non-executive directors of a bank and three companies listed in Hong Kong; which engage in the interconnect solutions and related products, real estate and hospitality, and integrated coffee and black tea solution provisions.

 

He is an alumni of the Hong Kong Baptist University, graduated in 1976 with a Diploma in Accounting with Distinction. He is a Honorary University Fellow of the University; and he has also served as a Court member/Honorary Court member of the University during 2007 to 2020. He is currently a member of the disciplinary panel of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a Convenor of the Financial Review Panel of the Hong Kong Financial Reporting Council.

BoD - Prof Wendy Hsiao[1]
Prof. Wendy Hsiao

Non-executive Director
HKBU R&D Licensing Limited

 

Professor

State Key Laboratory of

Quality Research in Chinese Medicine

Macau University of Science & Technology

Professor HSIAO, obtained her Ph.D. Degree from Columbia University in 1985, is an expert in cancer molecular biology, Wnt and MAPK signaling, with recent research focus on anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, and cancer preventive herbal medicines. She has published more than 80 articles in major journals including Science, Nature, Cell, Molecular Cellular Biology, Oncogene, Cancer Research, Clinical Cancer Research, Carcinogenesis, J Pathology, J Natural Products, Planta Medica. She was the awardees for research funding of several major research projects, including an Area of Excellence Project on Nasopharyngeal Cancer Research; a Collaborative Research Project on searching biomarkers for evidence-based Chinese medicines using modern technology; and few ITF projects, one of which was to develop a candidate anti-cancer drug from snake venom in collaboration with a pharmaceutical company. Lately, in Macau University of Science & Technology, Prof. Hsiao has launched another pioneer work, harnessed the role of gut microbiota in the functionality of Chinese herbal medicines in various disease models, including colorectal cancer.  For that, she gained generous funding supports from the Science and Technology Development Fund of Macau Her team has published nearly 20 high impacts papers on the topic and holds patents in US, Europe and China.  In addition to her effort in Cancer and TCM research, she is actively involved in promoting higher education and biotechnology in Hong Kong.  Following the footstep of a well-established Hong Kong Scholar Program, Professor Hsiao recently assisted Macau to launch a similar program named Macau Young Scholars Scheme with the aim to train outstanding postdoctoral fellows from Mainland China.

 

Academic Qualitfication: 

  • Ph.D.,1985, Human Genetics and Development, Columbia University, New York
  • M.A., 1982, Human Genetics and Development, Columbia University, New York
  • M.S., 1971, Microbiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
  • B.S., 1968, Phytopathology, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
BoD - Prof Erwin Huang
Prof. Erwin Huang

Non-executive Director
HKBU R&D Licensing Limited

Adjunct Professor

Department of Information Systems,

Business Statistics and Operations Management

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Professor Erwin Huang is a serial entrepreneur, a leader in a social enterprise and the eLearning field more than 30 years. Currently, he is Associate Professor and Senior Advisor of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, his mission is to teach Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship to university students and to let more young generations understand entrepreneurial spirit, identify social issues, as well as creating social impact through innovations. He is Co-Founder & Executive Chairman of DreamStarter, a community initiative that makes dream projects initiated by school students come true; he is also Founder of Agent of Change, a young social enterprise aiming to provide low-price high-quality daily necessities to grassroots; and Chairman of Social Career, a nonprofit organization that educates the general public about volunteerism and involvement in social causes and services. Erwin sits in various companies and Government advisory committees.

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Research & Impact

We add value to our partners through transferring research innovation and expert knowledge. It is anticipated that through inspiring talents, nurturing leaders, exciting entrepreneurship stakeholders and expanding our global business network, we can co-create Win-Win-Win situations for the society, businesses, and HKBU.

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Meet Our Strategic Partners
Ir Eric Chan

Ir Eric Chan

Chief Public Mission Officer of Cyberport

As the key incubator and digital technology flagship in Hong Kong, Cyberport attaches great importance to intellectual property in heightening innovation and boosting business promise for our start-ups and tech community.

Ir Eric Chan

Chief Public Mission Officer of Cyberport

As the key incubator and digital technology flagship in Hong Kong, Cyberport attaches great importance to intellectual property in heightening innovation and boosting business promise for our start-ups and tech community. I believe HKBURDL will complement our efforts to develop Hong Kong into a regional IP and I&T hub through realisation and commercialisation of R&D initiatives.

Prof WONG Man Shing Ricky

Prof WONG Man Shing Ricky

Director of MIND & Tech Limited

We are grateful to HKBU R&D Limited (HKBURDL) for rendering assistance and offering supports to enhance the product development process of our invention into a practical commercial product for the benefit

Prof WONG Man Shing Ricky

Director of MIND & Tech Limited

We are grateful to HKBU R&D Limited (HKBURDL) for rendering assistance and offering supports to enhance the product development process of our invention into a practical commercial product for the benefit of our community.

Dr. Zhifeng Huang

Dr. Zhifeng Huang

Director of Mat-A-Cell Limited

Supported by the HKBU Knowledge Transfer Office, we established Mat-A-Cell Limited in 2017 as an HKBU spin-off company to develop bionanotechnical products to improve the quality of human life. Throughout the years, HKBU R&D Licensing Limited’s

Dr. Zhifeng Huang

Director of Mat-A-Cell Limited

Supported by the HKBU Knowledge Transfer Office, we established Mat-A-Cell Limited in  2017 as an HKBU spin-off company to develop bionanotechnical products to improve the  quality of human life. Throughout the years, HKBU R&D Licensing Limited’s one-stop  commercialization solutions helped us accomplish great achievements and awards on the global  stage.

Mr Jimmy Tao

Mr Jimmy Tao

Managing Director & CEO of Vitargent International Holdings Limited

The future of higher education and all industries depend on innovation, strategically shaping the R&Ds in order to cultivate new applications, enhance creativity, encourage collaboration, and promote inclusion and diversity

Mr Jimmy Tao

Managing Director & CEO of Vitargent International Holdings Limited

The future of higher education and all industries depend on innovation,  strategically shaping the R&Ds in order to cultivate new applications, enhance creativity, encourage collaboration, and promote inclusion and diversity so that we can stay sustainable in a globally unpredictable environment.

Dr Siu Wai TSANG

Dr Siu Wai TSANG

President of Herbap Biotech Limited

Herbap Biotech Limited was founded in 2019 by two local Hongkongers who are passionate in scientific research, phytomedicinal studies and knowledge products. We are committed to produce and deliver scientific

Dr Siu Wai TSANG

President of Herbap Biotech Limited

Herbap Biotech Limited was founded in 2019 by two local Hongkongers who are passionate in scientific research, phytomedicinal studies and knowledge products. We are committed to produce and deliver scientific processes on phytocompounds and herbal products with young minds and advanced technologies.

Ms Ping YAO

Ms Ping YAO

Director of Gihon Biotech Limited

Our Gihon Biotech Limited has developed a great partnership with HKBURDL. With their help, we were able to commercialize the IPR and start our company. We want to express our gratitude on their continued support and cooperation in this regard.

Ms Ping YAO

Director of Gihon Biotech Limited

Our Gihon Biotech Limited has developed a great partnership with HKBURDL. With their help, we were able to commercialize the IPR and start our company.  We want to express our gratitude on their continued support and cooperation in this regard.

Mr Bernard Wu

Mr Bernard Wu

Deputy Chairman of Poseidon Hill Capital Limited

HKBURDL creates several key initiatives for the benefit of the Hong Kong Community. Alfred persuades BU Faculty Members to register IP of the research achievement which is a proven success. We wish Alfred and team members achieve another

Mr Bernard Wu

Deputy Chairman of Poseidon Hill Capital Limited

HKBURDL creates several key initiatives for the benefit of the Hong Kong Community. Alfred persuades BU Faculty Members to register IP of the research achievement which is a proven success. We wish Alfred and team members achieve another level of height in the coming future.

Mr Thomas Hung

Mr Thomas Hung

Chairman & COO of Easy Group (Hong Kong) Ltd

As a long-term partner of HKBU KTO, I have always admired Alfred Tan and his team for their professionalism, positivity and ingenuity. They always put their partners first and seek to achieve the ideal solution that balances

Mr Thomas Hung

Chairman & COO of Easy Group (Hong Kong) Ltd

As a long-term partner of HKBU KTO, I have always admired Alfred Tan and his team for their professionalism, positivity and ingenuity. They always put their partners first and seek to achieve the ideal solution that balances the interests of all stakeholders.

 

Having developed my own business, I understand how important it is to commercialization the intellectual property rights, so I completely agree with their vision and their work.

 

I have no doubts in their ability and hope that we can all give our support to let the projects developed by HKBU transfer to Commerical market successfully.

Mr Samuel Lam

Mr Samuel Lam

Founder and Managing Director of X Social Group Holdings Limited

X Social Group, when first established in 2013, aims to provide cross-border digital solutions through data-driven digital solutions. In prompt response to the emergence of social commerce, X Social Group has set up a subsidiary business unit,

Mr Samuel Lam

Founder and Managing Director of X Social Group Holdings Limited

X Social Group, when first established in 2013, aims to provide cross-border digital solutions through data-driven digital solutions. In prompt response to the emergence of social commerce, X Social Group has set up a subsidiary business unit, MBeaute, specializing in driving sales in Greater China through live-streaming and content marketing strategies.

Mr. Sam Yip

Mr. Sam Yip

U.S. Patent Attorney of IDEA Intellectual Limited

HKBURDL is a shining example of an effective university technology transfer and licensing organisation. It has a team of professionals who understands the intricate workings of academic research and dealings of the commercial world.

Mr. Sam Yip

U.S. Patent Attorney of IDEA Intellectual Limited

HKBURDL is a shining example of an effective university technology transfer and licensing organisation.  It has a team of professionals who understands the intricate workings of academic research and dealings of the commercial world.  Under its seasoned leadership, it has helped the university in contributing greatly to the collective intellectual properties of the community.  It is truly my pleasure and honour to have worked with this esteemed organisation.  I look forward to seeing HKBURDL to continue to grow and shine in the many years to come.

Professor Furong Zhu

Professor Furong Zhu

Crimson Vision Technology Limited

We are pleased to join the HKBU R&D Licensing Limited (HKBURDL)’s Strategic Partnership Programme, allowing Crimson Vision to partner on both academia and industry aspects to accelerate the translation of

Professor Furong Zhu

Crimson Vision Technology Limited

We are pleased to join the HKBU R&D Licensing Limited (HKBURDL)’s Strategic Partnership Programme, allowing Crimson Vision to partner on both academia and industry aspects to accelerate the translation of our near-infrared detection technologies into new products that can bring about a positive environmental and economic growth to the society.

Mr Nathan Gold

Mr Nathan Gold

Chief Coach of The Demo Coach

After working with the incredibly talented KTO team for the past 3 years, there is one feeling that comes to mind . . . joy. I have never worked with a team who pulls out all of the stops to provide the kindest and nicest services I have ever experienced.

Mr Nathan Gold

Chief Coach of The Demo Coach

After working with the incredibly talented KTO team for the past 3 years, there is one feeling that comes to mind . . . joy. I have never worked with a team who pulls out all of the stops to provide the kindest and nicest services I have ever experienced.

Mr Mark Siu

Mr Mark Siu

CEO of ETG Holdings Limited

Mr. SIU Ming Hung, Mark, is the Chief Executive Officer and established ETG in 2007, responsible for the company's overall strategic planning and implementation of business development, operational objective, brand management.

Mr Mark Siu

CEO of ETG Holdings Limited

Mr. SIU Ming Hung, Mark, is the Chief Executive Officer and established ETG in 2007, responsible for the company's overall strategic planning and implementation of business development, operational objective, brand management. As the pioneer in the retail security industry, ETG introduced open merchandising solution to retail market of Hong Kong and have provided one stop smart retail and security solutions to over 1,000 retail shops in 2009. Through big data statistics analysis, ETG has provided 3D people counting solution to West Kowloon Cultural District for enhancing their operational efficiency and profitability. In addition, ETG has fought the epidemic together with Electrical and Mechanical Services Department by providing them innovative occupancy control solution to over 20 Marriage Registries and Smart Identity Card Replacement Centers so as to monitor live occupancy level and maintain safe social distance.

Mr Alvin Lam

Mr Alvin Lam

Managing Partner of T12M Ventures Ltd.

Having been cooperating with HKBURDL for years, we found the people behind the organization are professional, effective and helpful. We wish Alfred and his team could bring more HKBU research projects to a new height!

Mr Alvin Lam

Managing Partner of T12M Ventures Ltd.

Having been cooperating with HKBURDL for years, we found the people behind the organization are professional, effective and helpful. We wish Alfred and his team could bring more HKBU research projects to a new height!